It is hard to believe that three years ago, almost on a whim, I started this blogging venture. It has been more rewarding, more fun and way more time consuming than I ever thought it would be, which is a good thing because it has kept me out of trouble.
In Varanasi, in the year 2012, among the dead bodies floating down the Ganges, the corpses burning in the funeral pyres, amid the voracious touts and the Indians bathing in the polluted, trash-filled river, I noticed something disturbing and out of place: I saw a guy using his iPad for a camera.
India is so full of color – so full of vibrant, bright, ridiculous color – that I rarely took any photos in black and white.
India is incredible, as the tourism slogan says. I recently spent 64 days traveling around the massive country, from Delhi to Varanasi to Mumbai to Kerala. I had my mind blown on several occasions by the ancient sites, the chaos, the great food, and the warmth of the people. Here is what I learned.
The curious, friendly and open people of India were the highlight of our recent trip. Everywhere we traveled on the sub-continent we met nice, kind locals who were always interested in a short conversation. Luckily for me, both adults and children are always keen to have their photo taken. The women in their resplendent saris …
In Goa, as if a metaphor for our travels in general, we were caught in between two worlds.
One of the great joys of Indian travel is going to the movies and watching Bollywood films. The films are oversized, dramatic musicals and seem to always have key phrases in English that help us to follow along. They are just plain fun. Jab Tak Hai Jan We wanted to watch Jab Tak Hai Jan …